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CNN
Jan 20, 2013 1:00pm EST
second and first inaugural address. when barack obama appeared four years ago the country did not know him, the beginning of his presidency. now for bet he and worse people know him. they know his strengths, weaknesses, the areas he's achieved and failed. it's more setting a brief mood for the country coming together. we have all this behind us. we're going to look ahead and then we'll get into the knitty gritty of our plans. >> second inaugurals are interesting things. some presidents have chosen to look backwards to talk about their accomplishments in the first term. others have not. george w. bush did not talk much about his first term but decided to make a bold foreign policy statement. what are the considerations that go into choosing what you say. >> when you look at the history of inaugural addresses there are some determined by the trajectory of history. john f. kennedy gave a speech that codified the moral commitments of the cold war. ronald reagan's first inaugural speech was an economic speech. the context was inflation which was a threat to the country at that time. but mos
KCSMMHZ
Jan 21, 2013 2:30pm PST
hispanic migrants. immigration is another key issue for obama's second term. >> the obama white house will introduce a major piece of reform legislation on immigration. the problem is that it almost that's deal with what is sometimed called amnesty, legalizing people who are already in this country illegally. that is highly controversial, not just for republicans. >> there is much to do for president obama. and the countdown is on. he has just four more years in was to seal his legacy. >> just about 700,000 people turned out to ring in obama's new term, way down compared to the 1.8 million to turn out four years ago. >> clearly the excitement does not compare to the first term. what about here in europe. we asked people and politicians what they hoped to see from obama part 2. >> it is great he was reelected. he had four years and he has four more. it is a big opportunity. i think obama can now push the things that he wants to. things that are important to him. >> the u.s. is important to the global economy, so it is crucial that it manages to overcome the debt crisis. the main
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
, rerebuilt every four years. since a huge crowd full of hope sauce the first swearing-in. says the country is headed in the right direction, as president obama's new portrayed is released. he likable at 61%, but only 29% say he's working effectively with congress. today there's more conflict. responding to the president's declaration that we won't negotiate. they cut off lawmakers' paychecks. >> why pay them if they don't do t the. >> it's been a long time. >> the bush -- and the clinton second term by scandal and impeachment. the any obama term starts with a confrontation. >> saying it's encouraging that republicans are backing off, in the words of the white house, a move to hold the u.s. economy hostage and force drastic spending cuts. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> security is a big concern this inauguration. special forces arrived today to help with crowd control. with details on how security is being mustled up. >> you know when you see a jersey barrier like we have here, that obviously means don't go there, but they don't work well on the water. >> it's no secret or surprise that a
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am EST
. is this something the obama administration is going to have to deal with. if these countries do not want the outside help and they don't want u.s. assistance in there, how will the obama administration deal with al qaeda in north africa? this is now one of the key questions on the table. randi. >> barbara starr, thank you very much for your reporting. >>> some other news now, we have shocking video to show you from a political convention in bulgaria. we do want to warn you, it is fairly shocking. you can see a man running to the stage and pulling his gun. oh, my goodness. luckily, it fails to fire. the would-be assassin was targeting the leader of a minority party in bulgaria. before he could try to fire, again, he was pushed, tackled and beaten. stunning. >>> honda has announced its second major recall in just over a month, again, because of a problem with their odyssey minivans and suvs. some of the airbags may have been put together incorrectly and not deploy when you need them. they are recalling 750,000 vehicles. >>> sad news for baseball fans. stan the man has died. i'm ta
WETA
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
and then he hit the themes, the historical themes of sacrifice for country, party unity. for obama the key theme is justice if you go back to his major speeches, he tends to talk about a bargain between the american people and the government that if you play by the rules you will see the benefits and government has to be there to give you the benefits if you play by the rules. >> we're looking at the mall where everyone is happy and waving and one thing i have to say after having been on the mall four years ago, it was really cold. and -- >> you want to say how warm you are today, right? >> i'm very warm in the presence of my dear friends but also curious how different a second inauguration feels. >> i think it is. it's still to be celebrated and the re-election of president obama means that the first one wasn't a fluke and that's important. and i think it's especially -- i think it's especially important for african-americans that he has been re-elected and it puts in the serious ranks of chief executive and i agree with david this is a broad-brush time. i doubt there will be a sound
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 12:00am EST
. >> dear president obama, i think there should be some changes in the law with guns. it's a free country, but i recommend there needs to be a a... with guns, please don't let people own machine guns. >> can we stop using guns? i think if they are no guns on the street, no one could get hurt. >> stop gun violence, i am very sad about the children who lost their lives in connecticut so i thought i would write to you to stop gun violence. >> i have four brothers and sisters and i know i would not bear the thought of losing any of them. i may not be in politics my opinion it should be very hard for people to buy guns. the only thing they do is harm or kill and guns should be used in horrible event and others get hurt if they are not. >> sean: is that exploittation? are they using kids at the white house? >> sean, this administration is not serious about cutting violence in this country. let me tell you why. if they were, the last four years, the president's home city of chicago where drug gang cartels have taken over that city. there is incredible violence every single night going on
KICU
Jan 20, 2013 11:30pm PST
while mr. obama will announce his vision for the country he'll likely save details for his state of the union speech to congress. >>> veteran news woman barbara walters was hospitalized last night following a fall at an inaugural ball. walter was at an event when she fell and suffered a hit to the heat. there's no word yet on when she might be released. >>> our coverage continues at 10:30. we'll have a live report from washington, d.c. as some familiar bay area faces prepare to celebrate tomorrow's inauguration. >>> big waves bring out big crowds today in half-moon bay. the local surfer who took home the big prize today at mavericks invitational. >> and a train derails in the sierra foothills. >>> a trip to hawaii turn >>> that was the 49ers first touchdown in today's game curtty -- courtesy of james. as you know by now the niners went on to beat the falcons paving the way for a spot in this year's super bowl. >>> the 49ers game wasn't the only big competition happening today. for the first time in three years the mavericks invitational surf contest took place off the san mateo coast. p
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm PST
. as president obama prepares for his second inauguration. but people across the country can catch the excitement watching the big moment lit right here on the fox news channel. >> heather: according to some new polls, by rasmussen reports, just 58% of americans plan to watch all, most or some of the inauguration. and that's down from 75% when president obama first took office back in 2008. >> gregg: scott rasmussen is an independent pollster and the president of rasmussen reports.com. good to see you. so do you have a sense as to why there is a fairly significant dropoff? >> sure. look, when i got married, we had lots and lots of people at a big party. our fourth anniversary, my wife and i went out to dinner. second time around, you dewpoint have as big a crowd. >> gregg: i hope it was a really expensive dinner. >> it was. >> gregg: for your sake. >> by the way, it was a big deal for our 25th anniversary. so i want to clarify that. >> gregg: atta boy. >> the point is, it's a everybody different environment, both parties are a little more subdued. republicans are panicky after two
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm EST
to wave and say, we support you. >> reporter: the president and mrs. obama heard a sermon that reflected the theme of this inaugural. >> in all of our undertakings, we need to move forward under his leadership, move forward under his guidance and direction. i think if the country can come together and do that, we'll be a better place. >> reporter: today the president was sworn in on the bible used by abraham lincoln in the white house. tomorrow martin luther king's bible that accompanied him on marches, in jail cells, through times of struggle and sacrifice. >> dr. king knocked down walls, and he was scarred and stabbed and killed and jailed. barack obama crossed bridges from the rocks knocked down from the walls. >> reporter: civil rights lieders, actor jamie foxx joined in the wreath laying. >> i think it's a great day, an intersection of history where you have the president, who is the first black president, being inaugurated for the second time on dr. king holiday. >> reporter: parents brought their children to be part of it, visitors took pictures to remember this day. gai
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
. but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectation. only 35% in the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll says the country is heading in the right direction. and president obama's new portrait, his approval stands at 62%. his likability at 61%. but only 29% say he's working effectively with congress. and today there's more 0 conflict. responding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. they raised the borrowing limit but just for three months. and if democrats don't agree to a budget to spending cuts by april, they cut off lawmakers' paychecks. >> why should the american public pay elected officials if they don't do the fundamental job to pass the budget. >> reporter: since richard nixon resigned, second terms have had negative starts. >> it's been a long time since we've seen an effective second term. >> reporter: the bush 43 second term plagued by iraq and katarina and scandal and impeachment. the new obama term starts with a budget confrontation. i'm steve hand
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 7:00pm EST
a great last name. can a divided country come together in president obama's second term? that's ahead as we continue our special coverage of this inauguration weekend. >>> is there such a thing, is there a second term curse? gloria borger is back with us along with a couple guys who saw their guy sworn in for two terms. let's talk about second terms. paul, i want to start with you first. your president came before his so we'll go in order and gloria can interrupt at any moment. >> i will. >> look, your president, bill clinton, had a great economy and then the monica lewinsky scandal and impeachment came along. and his agenda went off the tracks. your president, the opposition to the iraq war was growing. he won re-election but it kept growing and katrina came along and it undermined his second term. what lesson did you learn from a second term that could help this president? >> well, the president's problem was personal, not policy -- >> there are so many inappropriate things i could think to answer that question. >> but it's a completely different thing for that reason. but --
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
years ago was around the fact that barack obama had been elected the first black president of this country. how much of that sense still exists now four years later or how much of it is just part of the past and now we're moving on? >> i don't think it's part of the past and we're moving on. people are cherishing that and looking for the next four years to be stronger in terms of action and inexclusiveness for all people. i think it's going to be a good four years. >> how do you bring the congressmen together. >> what is a thing that's going to make people who don't really seem to necessarily know each other, i was surprised when i heard that the other day from a senator. senator mansion i think said it how do you bring people not only to know each other, but to want to work toward a common goal? >> well many of us are trying to bring people together. one of the things that i'm doing as part of an organization called faith in politics, every first weekend in march, we take a group of democrats and republicans, leade erers of the house and senate on a trip. we take them to alabama,
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
obama and the good county executive. this is what we need in this country. >> sean: okay. let me show he both of you something because i think this is really important. one of the things that bothered me is the hypocrisy issue. for example, our politicians, our presidents, our mayors have armed guards. hollywood stars have armed guards and a lot of them travel around in private jets. we protect our money with armed guards. suggest it for schools, wow, we can't get the same thing for our children. listen to diane wine feinstein, and when her life was in jeopardy, protect her right and listen to this. >> i know the sense of helplessness that people feel. i know the urge to arm yourself because that's what i did. i was trained in firearms, i walked to the husband was sick, i carried a concealed weapon. i made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, i was going to take them with me. >> sean: by the way, right thing to do, she was threatened, i protect her right. now, in new york, where we live, you might get seven bullets you better be as good a shot as bo. >> you
PBS
Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm PST
basic movement in this country, not just the traditional union agenda, we don't have a chance. on the other hand, with that kind of agenda, i absolutely believe we can change this country as president obama talked about in 2008. the change you can believe in, the change you work for. >> what has president obama done for labor in these last four years? >> well, i think he's tried to do quite a bit. i think in his heart he definitely supports, you know, working families. part of the outcome piece is what gets through the u.s. congress. so he definitely supported health care bill much more like speaker pelosi than what we ended up getting through the senate finance committee, onto the senate floor and eventually adopted a year later. he definitely supported workers' rights legislation. he definitely supported much more agressive moves to stop the foreclosures. he definitely supported climate change. so part of this is really -- you know, we would love to see more active white house support for these democracy initiatives so that the change that i'm sure he still believes in has some
CBS
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
country. >> suarez: mr. obama will actually be sworn in sunday, in private, to meet the constitutional requirement for the oath on the 20th. then, he'll take the oath in public the next day. in a way, he will become the first president since franklin d. roosevelt to take the oath of office four times. in 2009, he took the oath twice because, in a do-over, performed the day after chief justice john roberts tripped on his lines during the first inauguration. >> within a few days, the president will be walking from that part of the capitol right here, and then down these stairs. >> suarez: new york democratic senator chuck schumer is chairman of the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, which oversees all of the inaugural rituals related to the capitol. >> there's no tanks in the streets, there's no rioting or picketing or protesting. it's a beautiful thing about america that the inauguration reminds us of. with all the trouble we have the inauguration symbolizes that the republic marches onward. >> suarez: the president's inauguration will begin, as it did four years ago
FOX News
Jan 13, 2013 3:00pm PST
attacks against our country. >> chris: president obama this week announcing a faster time table forgetting out of or our sunday group. brit hume, fox news senior political analyst. bob woodward of the washington post and author of the book the price of politics. bill kristol of the weekly standard and former democratic senator evan bayh. the president made it clear this week if it is not a rush for the eastboundities in afghanistan it is -- exits in afghanistan it is a brisk walk in that direction, brit. he sped up the time table for moving from a lead combat role to an advisory mission and all signs are he will commit fewer troops to afghanistan after 2014 than u.s. commanders want. question, or two questions. what do you make of that and what do you make of all this talk as we discuss with the two senators about pursuing a light footprint foreign policy in the second term? >> i hope the president is right. i hope we are near the moment where as he suggests where we can say mission accomplished in afghanistan and al-qaeda can never run free here again and use afghanistan as a b
FOX Business
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
, president obama's said he wanted to be at transformational president, not a caretaker, but a change agent. unfortunately the changes i see for us are not so good. in the country in which we assumed our project will be bigger overtime, the opposite is happening. median household income is lower than when the president took office. it was 51,190 now and is a 200054, the most recent numbers available. strangely, household income declined even more after the recession than during the recession. a fluke that is beginning to feel like the normal. the unemployment rate is up nearly half a percentage point. the numbers of us who are long-term unemployed, the jobless for 27 weeks or more have skyrocketed from two and a half million in january 2009 to nearly 5 million in december. what's more, the labour participation rate, the proportion of us working, has fallen to 63% from 65. it does not sound like a lot. but the levels are very nearly back to the early 1980's, back when women were just barely getting into the workforce. as a result, more of us are on the dole. the number of americans getting f
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 9:00pm PST
president obama sees the moment of political possibility here has been created by the country's conscience being shocked by what happened at newtown. >> and when i visited newtown last month, i spent some private time with many of the families who lost children that day, and one was the family of grace mcdonald. grace's parents are here. grace was 7 years old when she was struck down. gorgeous, caring, beautiful, young girl. she dreamed of becoming a painter. just before i left, chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings, and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at that painting, i think about grace. and i think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her. and, most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. for grace. for the 25 other innocent children and devoted educators who have so much left to give. >> we all knew that the president would be making proposals today about reform. about guns and gun legislation included in that reform. we did not know that what he
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 1:00am PST
previous presidents did. what distinguishes what president obama did today is the breath of policy changes that he enacted. and, yes, on some access to some specific types of fire power in this country. but that is just one part of this very broad-based package of things. that is what is groundbreaking today. it is the breath of what he has proposed. it is that he has gone wider than any other president, not that he has gone farther than any other president toward restricting certain guns, he has gone wider. now, many of the actions are being denounced as tyranny but there are reminding relevant stakeholders in the country about laws that already exist. president will send an open letter to licensed gun dealers giving them guidance on how best to facility background checks, if they choose to. the department of health and human services will provide a letter making sure that everyone knows that under existing law, mental health professionals can report people who may pose a direct and credible threat of violence. one of the president's executive actions calls for a letter to remind everybod
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm EST
organized all over the country, wanting to continue working for change across the country. of the -- everybody that is on the obama e-mail list, we did -- we asked some questions after the election. what do you want to do? how do you want to affect change? we're not done yet. they're not done yet. organizing for action will be a very effective tool. to organize people all over the country. for the president's agenda, to move us forward, whether it's gun control, to protect our children, whether it's climate change, whether it's immigration reform, whether it's to protect our economy and continue going forward for the middle class. these are things that people voteded for, and they want to keep working on them, and also train the next generation of organizers. so, you know, we've seen what this organization can do in the past, and your comment about whether it's just organizing democrats or whether it will impact republicans. when this group has been called to action all over the country, it has affected change in washington d.c. we kept middle class taxes low. we insured that ever
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
. and what obama meant is that obama had changed the ideological course of the country. in 1981 in his inaugural address within two minutes, reagan had declared that government is not the solution, government is the problem. today's inaugural address was a rebuke to that entire idea. this speech today was an ode to big government. it was a hymn to big government. in his refrain, the three "we the people"'s, number one i'm going to defend what liberalism acheered, medicare, social security, medicaid. i'm not going to let any of that be chipped away and secondly, he said the vision for the future, climate change and green energy, the new expansion of liberalism in the new century and then the third element was his expansion of civil rights, where he talked about immigrants and gays and shoe-horned to gun rights under the rubric of security. he outlined the liberal agenda, the big government agenda in the future. and brit talked earlier, remarkably there's absence of any mention of the economy, the deficits, what outsiders would say is the great challenge of our time headed to over a clif
FOX
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >>> president obama pushed for stronger gun control regulations. >> we have a strong ownership of guns in this country. i believe most gun owners believe we can respect the second amendment while keeping irresponsibility from causing harm. >> on tuesday, the president signed 23 executive orders toughening existing laws. the first of the hearings on these are scheduled for next month. >>> hundreds of people gathered at the state capitol to protest tougher gun laws. ♪ bros bright stripes >> the protest -- whose bright stripes ♪ >> many say this is another way for the government to chip away at the second amendment. >> the this is gun appreciation day. own and buyers are urged to send a message to contact and president obama -- openers and buyers are urged to send a message with them to this facility. >> reporter: volunteers are working to complete this condominium complex in daly city. why so many are pitching in today. >>> how the lbgt community is being represented in this year's presidential inauguration. >>> and baseball fans say goodbye to a hall of fame legend. look at you guys wi
WHUT
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
. you think where the country was ten years ago, where barack obama was three years ago. so that's quite a departure. but i do think the climate change and mention of the word equality, seven mentions of the word equality. that's about building middle class wages. so that was implicit in a lot of the speeches. >> it is fascinating, that president obama, people of the united states that the issues he talked about, quality of wages, full gay rights and same-sex marriage have really come so far. they are so much less controversial than they were four years ago. i think one line that i think captured the speech was, my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it and we do it together. trying to capsulate what he said, i think that to me was -- >> looking out going secretary, secretary of treasurer timothy geithner. i'm curious what mark said about expectations for moments like this, not only for the speech but for this moment. this recalibration of our american trajectory. am i overstating that? >> probably. i got caught up in it. >> a little bit like oscar night
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 9:00pm EST
in the country. >> that's not what he said. what hank johnson said, they still can't get over that obama is black, that's what he said. that's race baiting. >> i agree with you, i agree with you, sean, i don't think it's legitimate argument to make and in his mind a lot of southerners-- 60% of white people didn't vote for obama and i think that the south that-- >> david limbaugh i'm tired of this country being led by the president, being divided along racial lines, rich versus poor, black versus white, old versus young. this president is the most divisive president in history and of course, we hear from his party almost daily now. and maybe they don't know the campaign's over. >> you know, hank johnson said he can't get over, we can't get over that he's black. i can't get over that he's a marxist, you know, this constant usage of liberals and obama of the race card is damaging race relations, it's damaging minorities, it's damaging blacks. i can tick off 17 examples of obama's exploittation of race and had them in both of my books and have them if you want to waste the time going i
Comedy Central
Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm PST
. rand paul said we don't like kings in this country. we don't like kings and king obama the first signed an executive order today, okay. that is countermanning the second amendment. is he going to be impeached? s but there are people calling for that? >> there are people calling for it and it won't happen. >> stephen: clinton was. >> that was entirely different. >> stephen: that wasn't executive over reach it was under reach. >> if you know what i mean. it was not clear who was reaching for whom in that case. >> stephen: i understand. that's how he got off. [ laughter ] in more ways than one. all right. so -- [ laughter ] -- you covered -- there one of these presidents that you covered that you like more than others that impress youed you me than other? >> they all had different qualities. >> stephen: oh, come on! there's got be. you are the most evenhanded person in the world. >> i'm fascinated by people who first of all get into the arena and run successfully for the presidency of united states, make them an historic figure, occupy the most powerful office in the world. it takes
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 7:00pm EST
and fought by france with help from the u.s. and others in the neighboring african country in mali . president obama, the words sounded like a preview. we will continue to work with our partners, to combat the scourge of terrorism in that region. more to come, harris. >> you answered my second part of the question of what happens now. we look forward to hearing. >>> and jerl sits next to mali. the pentagon answered calls from france to help fight. but now african leaders france wants them to fight to take over for the french forces to root out terrorist in mali, it seems like they need money, plan ammunition among them. the u.s. has been giving intelience information and logistical support to the french. the french war planes are bombing the rebel bases. the intervention started last week. >> here at home debate over gun control heating up. second for -- support for the second amendment. pro gun groups are urging americans to show up at gun stores and ranges to show support for gun ownership. brand new fox polling show overwhelming support. the last fox news poll only 28 percent of
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am EST
washington this morning. where in just a few hours the country will watch as barack obama's inaugurated for a second term as president of the united states. i want to bring in brett o'donnell. he was the messaging director for john mccain's 2008 presidential campaign. in the last election cycle he worked for both the bachmann and romney campaigns. my first question, how does it feel being a republican right now with all of these democrats surrounding you and are you attending any of the events? >> i actually am. i'm going to the swearing in ceremony. i wish we were inaugurating our candidate. today is about being an american, the peaceful transition of power and unity. i'll watch to listen to the president and see what he has to say. >> the president's first team was marked by a lot of battles with republicans. with congress in particular. and so do you think going into his second term that that will change? >> well, i hope it does. i hope that the president will begin to move toward the center so that he can work together with republicans to really accomplish the things tha
FOX Business
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm EST
country. and the reaction, the obama administration, my god, the nra has lost its mind to even suggest such a thing. lou: it is interesting because just by coincidence, i was in israel when the new town shooting took place, and the next morning hours touring the facility where they train security guards for their schools. they put those guards in after that school shooting in the 1970 and worked. in this country after columbine president clinton got funding for the cops in school programs which pays for many of those two. : thousand police. in other localities, private firms, and school boards volunteers provide security. why was it a smart idea when the israelis did it and a reasonable idea when bill clinton endorsed it and the insane idea when we suggested it? the fact is that america's parents want their kids protected, and there are two real basic problems here. what is the breakdown of our mental health system. almost all of these shooters are people he should not be allowed to possess any firearm. we have been urging for years the people who have been adjudicated to be po
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 12:35am PST
begin with america and its guns, as president obama prepares to announce his sweeping plan to curb gun violence tomorrow, across the country millions have already rushed out to buy a record number of new guns. and one man who thinks that's a very good thing, radio shock jock alex jones. he made national headlines last week with a fiery pro-gun tirade that quickly went viral, and that's not all he's got to say. here is abc's dan harris. >> reporter: are you for hitler or against hitler? whatever they say is the opposite. they never tell the truth. >> reporter: tonight as millions of americans worry about the government taking away their guns, this man, alex jones, is pushing a lot of buttons. >> and i'm here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. we will not relinquish them. do you understand? >> reporter: when alex jones went on cnn's piers morgan to discuss gun control in the wake of the sandy hook massacre -- >> you're a hatchet man of the new world order. >> reporter: he created a sensation. this video went massively viral. >> you think you're a tough
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
are president of the united states, you have to be born in this country. >> people ought to be allowed to ask why president obama won't produce his birth certificate. >> there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff. they want things. and who is going to give them things? president obama. >> barack obama is a socialist. he believes in confiscating hard-earned dollars. >> four years of that garbage plastering the air waves. and what did they get for it? four more years of president barack obama. joinli i joining me now, secretary of labor. even before she was on the job, no stranger to right wing attacks. >>> now, you're stepping down and you've seen this right wing machine up close. are you going to miss this group? >> you know what, i'm going to fight even harder back home and where ever i am, i'm going to be there to support the president's agenda whether it's immigration reform or economic development in our poor communities. coal miners that are suffering and folks in the middle class that have been the target of the tea party and the republican right that doesn't seem
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
out in the state capitals across the country yesterday. thousands of them took part in the "guns across america" rallies aimed at blocking president obama's package of gun control proposals. america's favorite pastime has lost two of its haul of fame greats. stan musial one much baseball's finest hitters who played for the st. louis cardinals for more than 20 years died last night at his missouri home. he was 92. and earlier yesterday we received word that 82-year-old earl weaver, the colorful long-time manager of the baltimore orioles, died while on a caribbean cruise. in pro football, the winners of today's nfl conference championship games go on to play at the super bowl. the san francisco 49'ers face the atlanta falcons in the nfc. on the afc side the baltimore rains take on the new england patriots right here on cbs. the ultimate crime-fighting machine. the bat mobile from the 1960s tv series batman went up for auction yesterday. the top bid was $4.2 million. the identity of the new owner is a secret. same as it was with bruce wayne. now the weather. the tale of two forecast
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
firework >> as he reveals his vision for the country. the perils and promises ahead. and obama's agenda for america. >>> and good morning, america. we're live to you, right now, across the country.
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Jan 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
our great country. four more years, barack obama. >> michelle and the speaker of the house came to a meeting of the minds that i may be delaying the proceedings to much. and so i'm just going to be extraordinarily brief and say thank you. to my a vice president, who was not only been an extraordinary partner, but an extraordinary friend, and to dr. jill biden, who has partnered with my wife with an extraordinary generosity on behalf of our men and women in uniform. to the entire cabinet that is here, i am grateful to you. some of you are staying, some of you are leaving, but i know the extraordinary sacrifices that you and my team have made it to advance the progress of this country, and i will always be grateful to you for that. to the speaker of the house and nancy pelosi, to democratic leader harry reid, as well as republican leader mitch mcconnell, all the congressional leaders and all the members of congress who are here, i recognize that democracy is not always easy, and i recognize there are profound differences in this room. but i just want to say thank you for your service a
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Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
smart young people. >> dear president obama, i think there should be some changes in the law with guns. it's a free country, but i recommend there needs to be a a... with guns, please don't let people own machine guns. >> can we stop using guns? i think if they are no guns on the street, no one could get hurt. >> stop gun violence, i am very sad about the children who lost their lives in connecticut so i thought i would write to you to stop gun violence. >> i have four brothers and sisters and i know i would not bear the thought of losing any of them. i may not be in politics my opinion it should be very hard for people to buy guns. the only thing they do is harm or kill and guns should be used in horrible event and others get hurt if they are not. >> sean: is that exploittation? are they using kids at the white house? >> sean, this administration is not serious about cutting violence in this country. let me tell you why. if they were, the last four years, the president's home city of chicago where drug gang cartels have taken over that city. there is incredible violence every single n
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Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
people and said i'll do this. elected congress hands and let president obama, czar, king obama decide what to do for the whole country. by the way, for the kids, too. today is a snapshot in time and say we need to pay the bills. yes. but we don't need to run it up in the next 10 the 15 years. >> bob: it's much more dangerous to leave fair trade of the credit of the united states government in gutter if we don't raise the debt ceiling. he can, under lot of legal con industry tutionm lawyers who believe that there is a way for him to do this without -- >> dana: imagine if president bush tried that? >> bob: stop comparing what would happen -- >> dana: why? why? >> bob: in this case he can do it and he should. for the republicans to pay chicken with something important as fair, faith and credit is dangerous -- >> andrea: so why won't democrats talk about spending? they won a huge battle. now they say talk spending cuts. they don't want to. >> bob: they will talk spending cuts and they have to deal with entitlement. >> kimberly: do you agree at the least they're reluctant to do so? >> bob:
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Jan 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
party after the gore defeat? in 2004, who was leader of the party? nobody even heard of barack obama? what you have is a changing country. >> whenever a party loses a presidential election i understand that but what i think you are overlooking is countries change in 12 years. the minority vote is much more substantial. the younger americans are not engaged. they don't really pay attention. and they are going on whim and they are going on trend. the media is much more rabidly pro-left now than it was. three things have changed. and i agree whenever a party wins, they're going to take some momentum into the next year. i think it's changed america now. >> i think you are wrong. every time a party loses you get a book coming out saying the permanent republican majority. the permanent liberal majority. nothing in the country is permanent. what's important to remember is this republicans republicansn a beating. liberalism i think we would agree, which is all tax and all spend will not work he or she stein once said if something can't go on it won't go on it will stop. it all stopped in eur
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
answers. >> he made history with supreme court nominations and with the country engaged in two wars, president obama took action. >> it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> he fired a runaway general and fulfilled a campaign promise. >> tonight i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> but back at home, the mid-term elections brought a resounding victory for republicans. >> the american people have sent an unmistakable message to him today. change course. >> is it possible voters can conclude you're still not getting it? >> i'm not recommending for every future president that they take a shellacking like i did last night. >> president obama moved ahead with his domestic agenda. >> this morning i am proud. final law that will bring an end to don't ask, don't tell. >> as he battled republicans over the debt ceiling. >> dealing with the white house is like dealing with a bowl of jell-o. >> can they say yes to anything? >> historic night in may brought the news that americans had been waiting nearly a
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Jan 19, 2013 8:00am EST
country to show their support for owning guns. they're upset about president obama's efforts to boost gun control measures after last month's shooting at sandy hook. let's go back to randi now in washington. >> reporter: >> i have good news here, victor. things are warming up on the mall. it's probably 40, almost 50 degrees here. it's going to be a lovely day in washington and all over the u.s. it's a national day of service, as you mentioned. in our next hour, we are going to tag along, actually, with vice president joe biden and his wife, jill biden, as they attend
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Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama plans to propose to stem the epidemic of gun violence in this country. white house press secretary jay carney apparently doesn't want to spoil the surprise. >> i will not get ahead of the president in terms of what his package of proposals will include. i will simply note that the president has made clear he intends to take a comprehensive approach. >> john: once again as has happened so often republicans are terrified of barack obama's package. we do have some idea of what's going to come from the white house included in that comprehensive approach. some or all of 19 measures identified by vice president's biden's working group that the president could order without having to go through congress such as sharing gun databases giving the centers for disease control the authority to do national research on guns and aggressivively enforcerring existing gun laws. some house republicans don't sound thrilled of the exercise of executive power designed only to protect american lives. kansas congressman him huelskamp told msnbc -- >> it is troubling to me the president says if co
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Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
will visit three european countries next month. >> this is the vice president first foreign trip during the obama and mistresses second term. mr. biden will make stops in the united kingdom, germany and france. and is expect to meet with leaders of each country. >> he will also speak at the munich security conference in germany. the vice president's trip comes as europe continues to struggle with the debt crisis that the obama administration fears could affect positive economic trends here in the u.s.. >> google is setting up new headquarters in the u.k. that when all is said and done could be worth nearly $2 billion. >> the mountain view based company has purchased a 2.4 a. plot in london's king's cross king'sgppg;e plans to build a 1 million square foot, 11 story office. construction is expected to start later this year and is expected to be finished in 2016. >> amazon is taking another step to try and lessen apple scrip over on device music sales. >> the online retailer says it is launching the h t m l five mp 3 store specifically for the iphone and ipad itouch. >> amazon is offering
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00pm EST
for the future. >> president obama speaking in 2011 at the dedication of the martin luther king monument on the national mall in washington, d.c. journalist, author tavis smiley has spent the past year criss- crossing the country with activist and professor cornell west to start a national conversation on poverty. the address it in their book, "the rich and the rest of us: a poverty maifesto." that called on president obama to organize a white house conference in the eradication of poverty in america. tonight tavis will be in the nation's capital moderating a nationally televised symposium called, "vision for a new america: a future without poverty." the event begins a 6:30 p.m. eastern time and will be broadcast live on c-span at george washington university. tavis smiley, welcome back to "democracy now!" talk about what you're doing and what you want president obama to do. >> thank you for having me back. dr. west since his regards for it with regard to the king of bible being used in this inauguration, i feeling ambivalent about that. in part because i have always regarded dr
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Jan 13, 2013 3:30pm PST
- interventionist foreign policy. we don't go to war unless vital interests are at stake. we put our own country first. i think this is going to be the battle royal in the coming months. >> eleanor. >> nobody is a shoe-in with the republican party that fails to defeat president obama for reelection but still seems determined to make him a failed president but jacob lew is as close to a shoe-in as there can be. the only complaint you hear is that he hasn't spent enough time on wall street, and for a lot of democrats that's actually a positive attribute. so he will be confirmed. and i believe senator hagel will also be confirmed, although that's a bigger fight, and his remarks about israel that somehow he isn't tough enough on israel, his objection to sanctions was that they were unilateral. he now supports the current sanctions. he is certainly not antiisrael. those arguments will be put aside. he is there to cut the budget, and he's the man for the moment. he has the appetite to do that. >> so this prospective appointment is bypassing wall street. is that good play by obama? >> well, in the firs
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Jan 19, 2013 4:00pm EST
. >> gregg: gun owners across the country are standing up for their second amendment rules taking part in gun appreciation day to protest president obama's plans to control firearms. will the newer rules work? will they have any impact? a fair and balanced debate is coming up. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have the flu... i took theraflu, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] truth is theraflu doesn't treat your cough. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a cough suppressant. great. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus severe cold and flu fights your worst flu symptoms, plus that cough with a fast acting cough suppressant. [ sighs ] thanks!... [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purche, everday! woo-hoo!!!
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Jan 17, 2013 9:00am EST
are missing in obama's inner circle. then, women are binge drinking more. behind the headlines: the country's newest female governor: new hampshire's maggie hassan. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, cabinet concerns. president obama is catching flak for his first few cabinet nominations for his second term -- that for leaving out women and persons of color, especially after women voters secured his victory in last fall's election. although president obama wanted to nominate susan rice as secretary of state to replace hillary clinton, so far he's appointed men to head up the departments of state, treasury, and defense. and the high-profile position of cia director also went to a male. long time friend of this show, h,lda salis surprised everyone by announcing her resignation this week. do would care how many women and women of color in the cabinet. >> the diversity of this nation. this is a president that said that that is important to him, he's lived up to it i believe he will do it in
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Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
to go in president obama's first term. we have a new snapshot of the way americans view the country right now. john king is here with his magic wall. what do you see? >> as the president prepares to take that oath, are the american people with him as he heads into a second term? how do they feel about this? our brand-new poll shows this, people think things are going well in the country. 51% say badly. you see a divided country here and you think, wow, that is not a bad number for the president. when he took office, remember the finance crisis. as the president takes his oath for the second term. this is the high water mark. haf of americans think things are going well. >> let's go to wolf. >> thanks, anderson. kate balduan is with us today. why the president is doing this today and tomorrow. >> i got this question from many people. this decision was made because this official inauguration date, january 20th falls on a sunday. the constitution requires the president to take the oath today. all the public festaveties are being saved for tradition. >> you're watching what's going on c
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Jan 21, 2013 5:00am EST
you. >> thank you. >>> today politics takes a back seat as the country sell operates the start of president obama's second term in office. >> where does the president's l legacy today as he heads into the second term. >> for more on that we're joined by the chair of afro-american studies at the university. dr. carr, thank you for getting up this morning. >> my pleasure. >> put in perspective for us. the significance of president obama's election, his second term in the totality of the african-american history. >> well, i mean, i don't know approximate we can overstate the significance. of course, here we are on martin luther king jr.'s birthday, the celebration holiday at any rate. we're looking at the second term of the first african-american president. i think in a very real sense, what we see is a real integration of america's community of african descent into the body politic in a way that is unprecedented. the folks coming to town, who came to town four years ago, who voted in record numbers in the elections of '08 and '12 respectively. we see a marking of the participation i
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Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
tremendously persuasive. i don't think his advocacy of obama care and the health care bill supports that. >> it did pass. >> it did pass with chicanery but he did not move the country which is what he's trying to do with the nra. obama's approval rating 52%, the nra's approval rating 54%. >> congress is 17%. >> since gun control came back to the top of the agenda, the nra has acquired 250,000 new members so we'll find out. you saw by putting up the statements from some of the democratic senators that there's a resistance in the democratic caucus because they have six seats up next time. >> all of those senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people pushing back against. although it is interesting with the increased number of women in congress that it might have a better shot than 1994, 29% of republican men voted for the assault weapons ban and al
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Jan 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
happen. it's really just an honor. >> reporter: it was chain's way of saying thank you to the obama campaign. chane suffered a brain tumor in 2010 while she was out of the country and uninsured. >> i started applying to every insurance plan i could, because they had to perform brain surgery to keep me alive. every plan you can think of, all of them denied me. >> reporter: in this video which she made for the obama campaign, she says the only reason she was able to get insurance for her preexisting condition was because of obamacare. >> i recovered 100% from a life- threatening brain tumor. >> reporter: chain said giving back was the least she could do as part of a day of service tradition president obama started four years ago to honor dr. martin luther king jr. >> i just wanted an opportunity to say thank you to everyone that worked so hard on the campaign. >> reporter: really a wonderful day out there on the national mall today. next we'll be heading to california's ball, talking to some of the top state legislators who will be there, about issues like gun control and the democrat
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Jan 20, 2013 11:50am EST
volunteered during president obama's campaign. this is one of the proudest moments of my life, to see the country coming together. so many different cultures, so many different people taking part in the country. i think this is a great day for america. host: next, a call from oklahoma city. caller: i was wondering how race played a part in this election. it seems that the racial tensions are starting to grow. i am afraid to see what is going to happen in the upcoming years. i wish people would not look at race and look at people as people. it scares me, what is happening in the world. host: thanks for the call. history on why there is two ceremonies states back to president monroe in 1821, who consult the supreme court because the official date back then was march 4, which fell on a sunday. president monroe deciding after the courts and other public institutions were not open on sunday, they moved it to the following day, on monday. on six different occasions, this has been the case. today being the seventh. the change to the inaugural date was ratified and took place for the second i
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Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
car and took off. >>> and this was the day gun advocates rallied around the country, from buffalo, new york, to harrisburg, pennsylvania. the sentiment was the same. anger at president obama's sweeping package of federal gun- control proposals. cbs 5 patrick was there. >> reporter: in pacifica today, more than 200 people rallied in support of the second amendment. >> we need weapons. >> what for? >> to protect ours. if -- ourselves. >> the president's plan is a balanced plan to bring about safety or our children. >> reporter: but steve says the law is strict enough as it is, and if pressed, would he use his gun? >> if i was a victim of a violent crime, if somebody broke into my house and they were in there, sure, i would. what am i supposed to do, let them kill me? >> reporter: but in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, this woman just wants to keep her kids safe. >> i don't want to have to hire armed guards around the school to protect them from the possibility of someone bringing in an assault weapon and shooting 30, 40, kindergartens. how many times does it h
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Jan 17, 2013 1:00am EST
across the country. -- oakland and tucson, all across the country. we see the loss of life every day from gun violence all across this nation. after the unthinkable tragedy in newtown, president obama spoke to the country and he asked us are we doing enough to protect our children? the answer he admitted is no. that must change. that is why we are here today. today's hearing we will hear from people who deal with the effects of gun violence every day. the wide range of experience will facilitate a discussion on common sense and constructive steps we must take to ensure these tragedies will never happen again. i've a letter from the teachers of newtown which i will enter into the record. i will share with you one sentence it reed, in our schools we ensure the schools have the right balance to ensure they are safe. we have to make sure schools do not become fortresses. we have to find and maintain this balance between safety and learning. as we move forward during this difficult time collaboration, communes case and experience of all of members of our community, teachers, law enforceme
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Jan 13, 2013 4:30pm EST
everyone here being here to participate in this very important event and on behalf of president obama, i want to say thank you to all those dedicated treasury and other professionals who have truly made this country a much safer place. thank you. [applause] >> john brennan also talks about the use of drone strikes and counter-terrorism strategies since the debt of osama bin laden. from april of last year, this is just over one hour. >> i very much appreciate the opportunity to discuss president obama's counterterrorism strategy. then senator obama discussed how he would bring the war in iraq to an end and focus on the war that has to be one, the war against al qaeda, particularly in the troubled region of afghanistan and pakistan. he said we would carry on this fight while upholding the law and our values and we would work with our allies and partners wherever possible. he also made it clear we would not hesitate to use military force against terrorists who don't pose a direct threat to america. he said he had intelligence about terrorists, even as in pakistan, he would act to protect
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
forward as a country. barack obama echoed that today. he said things like, our country cannot succeed with a shrinking few who do very well and a growing many barely make it. echoes of fdr, a fighting president who also had a long-term stagnant economy. this was a guy who is ready to go to combat, and he said, look, you both were great but i now need your voices. >> alex brings up history. let's check with h.w. brands. he's a professor and author from the university of texas. i'm curious about your viewpoint on this speech from a historical perspective. >> a couple things. i was struck by the fairly combative tone the president took. it's really clear he's not backing down from the fact that he won the election, so he's going to govern because he won. he and the other people in office took the oath to god and his country. he tried to reach over the heads of his opposition by repeatedly calling to the people. fellow citizens, fellow citizens, we need to do this. i think perhaps the most important part of the speech is one that's gone comparatively unremarked so far, and that is
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Jan 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
obama's second inaugural speech on monday? >> you know, if you think back four years ago, the country was full of hope. it was a real celebration. it was an historic moment. we were maturitying our first african-american president. there was a sense that they were on the verge of a great time of hope. things are definitely different now. we've got a divided country. it's a less historic moment. we got a lot of folks still looking for jobs and can't find them. we've got partisan politics and a paralyzed congress. and i think the president faces a real challenge of trying to unite americans, trying to move beyond the partisan divide, trying to communicate with those who didn't vote for him that he understands that he's also their president. >> arthel: with that laundry list of hurdles and in mind, it is a laundry list and you highlighted them quite well, but here is the deal w that in mind, is president obama's second inaugural speech a bigger challenge then than the first one? >> absolutely. the funny part is, i can't remember a single line from his first inaugural address. but i can r
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Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
challenge for obama is actually to give the country a sense that something is going to get done, the dysfunction in washington isn't hopeless. and, that he is going to be able to actually even in small ways, change things for the better. >> chris: well, i think it is fair to say, watching the first interview with david plouffe and the second interview with roy blunt, there was talk about common ground but, sure not a lot of specifics. bill, one of the interesting developments, and we talked about it with mruf, the president's campaign organization, turning into an issue advocacy group. obama for america, osa, is organizing for action, osa, and you and i remember -- i remember ronald reagan used this, if you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat. is that what it is about? and will this president be as successful as ronald reagan was in making guys feel the heat. >> he's entitled to tie and, ronald reagan was reelected with 50% of the vote and barack obama, 51 and, barack obama did not campaign on gun control which he's now -- a top legislature priority of the second t
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Jan 16, 2013 9:00am PST
harm. let's do the right thing. let's do the right thing for them and for this country that we love so much. thank you. [ applause ] i'm going to sign these orders. [ applause ] >>> president obama just finished his remarks, where he announced comprehensive gun safety recommendations, more than a month after the shooting in newtown, connecticut. joined by vice president biden, cabinet members, the families of some of the sandy hook victims and children from around the country who wrote to the president following the tragedy. joining me, karen finney, washington bureau chief david corn, and assistant editor for "fortune," leigh gallagher. he and the vice president outlined other proposals they hope will put an end to incidents like the sandy hook shooting. >> i have no illusions about what we're up against or how hard the task is in front of us, but i also have never seen a nation's conscience so shaken by what happened at sandy hook. the world has changed, and it's demanding action. >> what we should be thinking about is our responsibility to care for them and shield them from harm
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Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
birthday was yesterday and we'll celebrate monday the same day as obama's inauguration. it signifies how dr. king's activism was not just geared towards racial injustice but every bit as much towards social justice as well. while our country has made significant strides in racial equality it very. soften seemsoften it seems we're going the opposite way against poverty with nearly 50 million people now living at or beneath poverty. carrying the torch and renewing the battle against poverty is television and radio host author, activist tavis smily. now tavis's goal is to reduce poverty in half in ten years and completely eradicate it in 25. while that may seem like an impossible goal, let's remember another quote from dr. king. we must accept finite disappointment but never loss infinite hope. now joining me now is host of tavis smily on pbs and the tavis smily show on public radio international. >> thank you. >> why are we going the wrong way against poverty in this country? >> the elite number one. they also don't contribute to the campaigns of the level of the elite. and thirdly the
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Jan 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
now of the first family marking today's national day of service. people all over the country are doing the same thing the obamas are doing right now, volunteering in their community on this martin luther king holiday weekend. this national day of service going on here on the national mall where the president is -- it's an elementary school. >> it is an elementary school here in washington. i believe he's doing a little bit similar to his service project last time around four years ago because i believe he had a paint brush in his hand that time. but it looks like he's helping -- what i've seen so far, helping to complete an overhaul of a school in washington, d.c. he has some very good volunteers. i believe they are with city year and they're working to, you know, maybe do a little painting, a little varnishing of a bookcase, john. >> it is the burrville elementary school in northeast washington there. i have to say mrs. obama sporting a little more form than the president painting that bookcase. >> she also has a pair of gloves. maybe he's worried about getting dirty. we lost th
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Jan 16, 2013 3:00pm PST
nermeen shaikh. >> welcome to all our listeners and viewers from around the country and around the world. president obama is set to propose sweeping new gun restrictions today in an effort to curb gun violence one month after the newtown school massacre. obama will reportedly call for a ban on assault weapons, a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, and expanded background checks for gun buyers. white house press secretary jay carney spoke on tuesday. >> the president and vice president will hold in event here at the white house to unveil a package of concrete proposals to reduce gun violence and prevent future tragedies like the ones in newtown, connecticut. they will be joined by children from around the country who wrote the president letters in the wake of that tragedy, expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety along with their parents. >> obama's proposal is said to include 19 separate steps he could take through executive action. other aspects of the deal would have to go through congress. meanwhile, new york governor andrew cuomo has signed what is being
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Jan 17, 2013 2:30am PST
. president obama planning to introduce legislation next week calling for the biggest changes to gun laws this country has seen in two decades. yesterday the president surrounded by children who wrote him letters after the newtown tragedy urged congress to take action on a number of proposals including universal background checks for anyone buying a gun, restoring the ban on military style assault weapons and limiting magazines to ten rounds, giving law enforcement additional tools to prosecute gun crimes and improving the mental health system for young people in this country. the president also outlined 23 executive orders that mostly reinforced existing laws, speaking directly to congress he urged action despite a tough political road ahead. >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical all out assault on on liberty. not because that's true but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves. the only way we'll be able to change is if their audience, their constituents, t
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Jan 18, 2013 2:00am PST
doping last night on oprah. make that doprah. president obama is bushing for stronger gun controls in this country. why then about 10 years or so ago in the illinois state l legislature when gun free zones came up he voted present and not for it. we will talk more about that. jack hannah an expert in animals. right? maybe not the expert you think. we are going to put him to the test. fox and friends start live in new york city 14 minutes from right now. reen giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. >> a rare winter storm dumping several inches of snow in the southeast. one person has died and a storm warning is still in effect for several states this morning. nicole furgason is live in north
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
your country can do for you. ask what you can do for your country. >> hundreds of thousands of people are starting to descend on washington for president obama's second inauguration. but this morning we are looking past the oath of office to the next four years, the issues, plans and prospects. joining me now is ron brownstein, senior political analyst and editorial director for the national journal. do you like our set? >> fabulous. >> nice to be here, huh? >> little bit of history. >> not too shabby. let's talk about the issue certainly that's been for the last few weeks, guns. >> yeah. >> do you think the president will keep up the pressure if congress is slow to react or even brushes off the first steps of legislation? >> yeah. broader point, second terms have been pretty tough for presidents. we've had a couple of presidents impeached in their second term, iran-contra scandal in the second term. so as you wonder, halfway through they wonder why they bothered to get re-elected but i think president obama is in a position to put pressure on the congress because of the nature
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Jan 14, 2013 9:00am PST
. i'm suzanne malveaux. president obama using the bully pulpit, of course, to press congressional republicans to raise the country's debt limit, so the united states can pay its bills. he says, basically, we are not a deadbeat nation. the president basically saying that this is going to be up for congress to decide. i want to bring author and historian, douglas brinkley, professor at rice university. clearly, the president is laying down the gauntlet here. he says common sense is going to prevail. but he seems very confident, he said it twice, that the american people are on his side when it comes to separating these two issues. moving forward, paying the bills, and worrying about raising the debt limit later. is this a good strategy? >> well, it is, and it's also just the box he happens to be in right now. i think the key line today is that we are not a deadbeat nation, and come hell or high water, we've got to pay our bills. but more importantly, in 2012, i thought president obama really was the firewall candidate for president, the progressive firewall. he is constantly saying,
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
incidents of gun violence. >> president obama speaking today about what it will take to keep this country's children safe. joining me now is a man who sees things differently. welcome to you, mr. hutchinson. explain to me why the answer to a massacre at a school that killed 20 young children in this hideous manner and six adults, is to arm people at every school in america, over 20,000 schools. why is that the solution? >> i don't think you're quite accurately stating what my job is. what i said is one, it should be the decision of the local school district as to what kind of security you have in the schools. i do believe one element of that would be a trained, armed presence for schools that particularly have a particular risk. and today, we see from sandy hook elementary that virtually every school in america has some risk. and so a logical response to that is to provide greater protection and security. but this is a decision local school districts. my job is to bring some of the best security experts in the country together and look at what we can do better in our schools to pr
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 10:00am PST
, they're not in country yet and president obama has been speaking to algerian sources and speaking to the u.k. prime minister cameron as well as the french prime minister hollande and people in washington are asking for clarity, here in london, they are nervous and getting late word from the japanese government that they want a stop to this operation immediately. all of this, a response, according to the militants, that french-led assault in the neighboring mali against rebel militants there, and the french troops are on the ground now, staging an assault now, asking for the u.s. help. the u.s. is considering, but u.s., eyes, got to tell you, megyn, all on algeria. those reports, some hostages , but no americans have been mentioned, and some hostages and some captors could be dead and the latest word is that this algerian army operation with the whole international community watching on the sidelines, is on going, back to you. >> megyn: wow, greg, thank you. it's believed a well-known terror leader is behind it, link today a group based in africa. french intelligence once dubbed him u
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
obama will offer this morning to reduce gun violence across the country. but how much change can happen without the support from congress? chuck hagel's bid to run the pentagon appears to be gaining steam with key democrats now giving him a thumbs up. this morning, we'll talk to one of his biggest advocates on the hill, rhode island's jack reed. and some must-see tv. bill clinton kicks the door wide open for a hillary clinton campaign in 2016 and he makes a direct appeal, saying her health is not an issue and that he'll support whatever she decides. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, january 16th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. and it begins with guns. today the president will unveil what one gun control activist characterized nbc news as the most sweeping gun control measures proposed since right after the assassinations of bobby kennedy and mlk back in 1968. the president is going bold, fulfilling a promise he made one month ago in newtown, connecticut. >> are we really prepared to say that we're p
NBC
Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
he will not get in a fight over this country's debt limit. i'm bob redell. that story coming up. >>> plus, has apple lost its cool? we'll take a look in business news. >>> in a surprise move today, president obama holding his very last news conference of his first term. he used the encounter to address the debt ceiling debate soon to be heating up on capitol hill. bob redell joining us live from the newsroom with the latest details on president obama's speech. good morning. >> good morning, jon. president obama used his final news conference of his first term to demand that congress raise this country's debt limit, warning lawmakers not to play politics with, quote, the full and faith credit of the united states. the treasury department says the u.s. has until march to increase the nation's borrowing limit. otherwise, the country will likely default on its loans. republicans do not seem to be in the mood to negotiate after compromising on the so-called fiscal cliff last month. the gop says it will only raise the debt limit if there are equal dollar for dollar cuts in spending. o
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
government. let's look at that. >> and in his press conference, president obama quoted speaker john boehner from 2011. >> that would be a financial disaster, not only for our country but for the worldwide economy. i don't think it is a question that is even on the table. >> and the last question of his press conference, the president was asked if he may be more successful with some of the nuts you just heard from if he spent more quality time with them. >> you and your staff are too insular, that you don't socialize enough. >> this, of course, is one of the great myths of governing, that intractable problems, political problems, can somehow be solved over a card game and a couple of drinks. that has never, ever been the case nor will it ever be the case. >> i like speaker boehner personally. and you know, when we went out and played golf we had a great time. but that didn't get a deal done in 2011. >> the president actually had to remind the media that congressional behavior is the result of democracy. >> now if the american people feel strongly about these issues and they push hard
FOX
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm EST
congress are supposed to be free. >>> now that president obama vailed plan a at reducing gun violence those for and against are making themselves heard loud and clear. the topic fires up all over the country. the battle lines on gun laws are in congress. >> reporter: after outlining proposals to diminish gun violence president obama signed executive actions aimed at strengthening gun laws. >> we'll make its easier to keep guns out of the hands of criminals by strengthening background checks. >> reporter: that requires congressional action as does the call for the re-instatement on the ban of military-style assault weapons and trafficking laws. >> there is a need for an assault weapons ban. >> reporter: while some mayors immediately supported the measure some lawmakers are opposed. >> the shooting in connecticut lead to this. nothing is proposed could have prevented connecticut. >> reporter: nra is proposing an epic battle. >> this is less about protecting our children than it was about using our children to promote an antigun agenda. >> reporter: some lawmen are vowing to ignore the r
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 8:00am PST
president obama will announce tomorrow his plans for gun control in this country, including according to the "washington post," an assault weapons ban and some limits on the number of cartridges that can be held in magazines. that's according to "the washington post," those to be announced tomorrow. we are going to hear the official announcement of the timing of the white house announcement when the presidential press secretary steps to the microphone there in the brady press briefing room. that is scheduled for any minute now. we'll keep an ear on it and let you know if there is news coming out of it. jenna: as washington debates really what to do about gun violence one school district accelerating its plans to arm school guards, plans it had in mays well before the connecticut shooting tragedy. the butler school district in western pennsylvania is hardly alone when it comes to having an armed security presence on school grounds. again they are carrying out plans they made in the past. chief political correspondent carl cameron is live from butler, pennsylvania with more. how is the com
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 10:00am PST
from around the country who the white house says wrote letters to president obama in the wake of the newtown tragedy, expressing their concern about gun violence and school safety along with their parents, he's going to have them there in the background, we believe, when he makes his announcement on what he intends to push for on the gun control issue. we're going to have a fair and balanced debate on this right after this break. plus, a high school principal is face ago growing backlash after trying to reach out to students with a video that he says was meant as a parody. how his spoof of a popular hollywood movie may wind up costing him his job. and mug shot madness, this is our favorite one, remember this one? it has a bottom half. do you remember that? we used to do that on america's news room every year, did the best of kelly's court. in any event, this is a viral mug shot and now there's a laws against websites that post mugshots like this. we explain why plaintiff's claim, this is not one of the plaintiffs that they're essentially being exploited for trying to legally clear th
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 10:00am EST
represented that. >> reporter: king says she believes president obama in trying to reunite the country is striking the right tone. >> he could have after the election said, how do you like me now? you know what i'm saying? it's hard. i mean, some people can be sore losers. that's just the reality. the president sets a tone in the nation. if nobody else does. i -- he's compassionate. and dr. king was compassionate. and he's committed to the next generation. >> reporter: so what does king's youngest think president obama should do next? >> right before he was assassinated, he was in memphis, tennessee, to bring attention to the work of the sanitation workers, those that were not receiving adequate wages and not being treated fairly. he was in the midst of planning this poor people's campaign. and i'd like to see more emphasis placed on poverty in our nation. >> reporter: king specifically singles out the african-american and latino communities. >> i know there's you can't alwa-- there's always been a concern about the african-american community not feeling, perhaps, that the issu
NBC
Jan 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> president obama said today he's reviewing a series of proposals from vice president biden about how to curb gun violence in this country. the president was asked about that fight today at his final news conference of his first term. he was also pressed about this looming fight over the debt ceiling. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, was part of the questioning. he joins us from there tonight. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. as you mentioned, vice president biden formally gave the president the gun violence task force recommendation that he was charged with getting. and while the president said he's formally going to unveil what his proposals are going to be, he did say today that if congress doesn't act at this news conference, he's willing to do it himself. during the hour-long press conference, president obama said he wants stronger background checks and limits on assault weapons and ammunition. but acknowledged the difficult politics. >> those are things i continue to believe make sense. will all of them get through this congress? i don't
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 12:00pm PST
mentioned those attitudes about the direction of the country and about the economy and this is an american public right now that lowered its standards and lowered its expectations from four years ago. in some ways that's a good situation from the obama white house and sometimes lower expectations make it easier to get achievements done, but this is a country that is still being hit by the aftereffects of the great recession and also this poll comes after the terrible tragic shooting as well as the showdown in the new year. >> we polled folks when they were already pretty down. >> let me ask you about the war in iraq. president obama's political prominence first propelled by his opposition to the war. what did we find in the poll with regards to the war in iraq? >> it was fascinating, a number we had. 51% the iraq war wasn't worth it. that it was the near 60% and that's been the case since 2007 and the nbc/wall street journal poll. the iraq war is the most understated issues in the last few years and this was an issue that propelled president obama into the white house and allowed him to be
FOX News
Jan 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
including u.s. ambassador. we'll tell you which country was targeted this time. as president obama gets ready to kick off the second term, some of his top cabinet picks could face a tough battle. how much political capital the president has to get to get them confirmed. the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone but her likes 50% more cash, but i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes. cupcakes? yes. do you want an etch-a-sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no. you got talent. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who like more cash. what's in your wallet? i usually say that. is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp, and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections, like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch
CBS
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
tokyo airport and san jose. >>> president obama is set to unveil plan to reduce gun violence in the country, the plan is expected to include tighter gun control and other measures. cbs news plans a special report coming out at 8:55 our time. >>> 6:58. we've got a last check of weather and traffic, and it's all about the big warmup now, right? >> very cold outside but temperatures will sneak into the 60s by the afternoon. 29degrees in napa valley, 27 in santa rosa, 27 in fairfield, and 31 degrees in livermore. by the afternoon, sunny skies to the coast, let's plan on low 60s in the south bay, upper 50s toward the immediate coastline, 60 in oakland, dry for the weekend. >>> the bay bridge toll plaza, backed toward the foot of the maze, backed up 15 to 20 minutes. to the silicon valley commute, the 101 in the south bay, san jose, 101 is backed up because of an earlier accident now on the right-hand approaching old oakland road, brake lights. the silicon valley commute westbound 237, we watched two separate accidents on the westbound lanes, both in sunnyvale. the drive time is nearly do
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
scenes president obama is hard at work his second term officially begun as the country has several key issues that need attention. >> in front of congress and the country you have to continue to grow the economy engo and climate change immigration and gun safety. things are stacked up. >> gun control topped headlines in recent weeks. the president vowed to pass stricter gun laws it has lawmakers on both sides of the i' aisle up in arms. others say they don't appreciate the tactics. >> within minutes of the horrible tragedy in newtown he tried to exploit the tragedy to push a gun corolla agenda. >> some democrats say the time for gun control is now. >> this is the best chance at getting something done i think you will find much broader support than we ever imaged. >> outside gun control measures economic recovery and immigration reform. the biggest home runned urdle m divided congress. >> give it a sense something will be done the situation in washington isn't hopeless. he will be able to actually even in small ways change things for the better. >> the president is expected to show the
FOX
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm EST
afford -- 72% of the hispanics voted for president obama. they can't afford it. it's a terminal electoral prospect if the country is changing in the demographics like it is. so i think something will be done about immigration and the other thing to watch is with the appointment of chuck hagel for defense, if he gets it, he wants the commitment in iraq is over, but he wants to very much diminish any involvement or military forces in afghanistan. >> we're looking at the private swearing in that happened today which per the 20th amendment it must happen at noon on the 20th day of january. what do you expect we're going to hear tomorrow from the president when he speaks following his public swearing in? >> well, i think he's going to try again what he did four years ago to say like we're not red states or blue states. that was actually from the keynote which i was at in 2004 in boston. we're the united states of america. i think he's very confident because of the election victory. he's going to say let us try to come reason together. that's an lbj line in terms of republicans and then he's ma
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 8:00pm PST
run the country. but the aide gave no indication president obama would veto a temporary extension if this is how congressional republicans want to govern, so be it. they already have an approval rating of, let's see, 14% from the american people. can they do better than that? maybe they just want to see how low it can go. the writing was on the wall yesterday when republican budget chairman paul ryan told members they need to be prepared for a debt ceiling increase. the attitudes from republican leaders are a lot different today. senator jon cornyn of texas wrote an op-ed in the houston chronicle in hughes son saying it may be necessary to partially shut down the government in order to secure the long-term fiscal well-being of the country. now cornyn tells the chronicle editorial board we will raise the debt ceiling. we are not going to default on our debt. two years ago, they were gloating over their debt ceiling hostage strategy. >> no president in the near future, maybe in the distant future is going to be able to get the debt ceiling increase without a reignition, reigniting o
FOX
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
buzzing ahead of president obama's inauguration sunday, the private one. people from all over the country have arrived to d.c. for the festivities. even though the big event is on monday there's plenty to keep people entertained before and after. >> reporter: the doors hadn't even opened yet and people were lining up outside blues alley in georgetown to hear dawn and mack from the r and b girl group in vogue perform. their shows are sold out which is one reason operations director chris ross is loving this inauguration weekend already. >> we had some people came in last night late like we're here from chicago for the inauguration, let's party. so it's starting. it has begun. >> reporter: these two friends met while working on president obama's campaign four years ago. they've reunited in d.c. at hamilton's bar and restaurant for the start of a within of celebrating. did you come to the last inauguration? >> i did. i was here last time and it was magical. >> reporter: both women worked on the president's reelection campaign, too. so now kristen can get a taste of the inauguration excitemen
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> axelrod: dean thanks very much. three dayses after president obama unveiled his gun control proposals, opponents staged rallies in buffalo, new york, and other cities around the country today. organizers of the so-called "guns across america" event hoip to block any new federal gun laws through local legislation. since 1998, the f.b.i. has maintained a database of people legally prohibited from buying guns from felons to the menltally ill. but many states have been slow to report the names of their mentally ill residents. since the newtown shootings however, there is signs that is changing. here's john bentley. >> reporter: despite four years in a pennsylvania mental hospital, emmanuel nzambi was able to buy a gun in that state. he used it to kill mary moola. brian perry was nzambi's attorney. >> any person who has been involuntarily committed to an in-patient mental health facility should not have the tiebility purchase a handed gun period. >> reporter: perry believes the shooting could have been prevented if pennsylvania had reported nzambi's name to the federal database established
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 2:30pm PST
came from all around the country to watch the 57 the inauguration ceremony of an american president, and his second inauguration of this president, barack obama beginning his second term after saying that americans must seize the moment and their challenges. we leave you with these images of inauguration day. >> a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama. >> we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands. and in this capacity for risk and the gift for reinvestment. >> congratulations, mr. president. -- >> we are made for this moment and as long as we seize this together -- >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key, strategic decisions. we
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 1:35am EST
president and first lady showed up to do their part at d.c. elementary school in northeast. the obamas painted a bookshelf and helped repair parts of the schools. there were thousands of volunteers in our area and across the country who also volunteered for community service to honor the late dr. martin luther king, jr. >> this is what we celebrate. this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power. but it should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> tomorrow the president takes the oath of office at noon to begin a second term. it will be a private ceremony at the white house. the public swearing in takes place on monday at the u.s. capital followed by the inaugural parade. >>> it's not a sellout of four years ago. hotels are reporting 70% occupancy. still that means hundreds of thousands of visitors adding millions of dollars to the local economy. they're coming from all parts of the country for the celebrations this weekend. jennifer shows us the glitz and glamour behind the state inaugural fash
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
, born in spain to cuban exiles to emigrated to this country, the first latino and first openly gay inaugural poet. today, we spoke to him about his connection to president obama and here's part of what he had to say, in his own words. >> the connection to the inaugural's very theme of our people, our future, to me, symbolizes the salt of the earth that was my family. you know, that their hard work, that we are all in this together, that it takes -- it takes a village kind of feeling. and so, that theme i identified by a lot. part of the life story that always resonated with me. i can imagine him as a child sort of having to negotiate some very important cultural questions as well as i have had as a cuban-american and that whole question of where do i belong? you know, what's home? the sense of the support of the family and that idea that our parents always wanted us, my brother and i, to always do better than them. i will never forget that speech at the convention, we are one america, and that made me feel so much like i was one of those ones. and even though my work has been speci
LINKTV
Jan 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
ohio, the president is reelected. >> how do think we got to that point questor president obama's approval rating was so low. this is hypothetical. we don't know who is even winning right now, never mind who won. how do think it got this tight. >> because it is a changing country. it is not a traditional america anymore. there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff. they want things. and who is going to give them things? president obama. he knows it. he ran on it. and whereby 20 ears ago president obama would have been roundly defeated by an establishment candidate like mitt romney. the white establishment is now the minority. the voters, many of them, feel the economic system is stacked against them, and they want stuff. you're going to see a tremendous hispanic vote for president obama, overwhelming black vote for president obama. and women will probably break president obama's way. people feel that they are entitled to things. and which candidate between the two is going to give them things? tavist was bill o'reilly, smiley. >> well, i asked a moment ago whether i was watc
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